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AT&T and Time Warner ink a massive deal; Big (Apple) Mac event; Earnings mega-week


AT&T buys Time Warner for $85 billion 1. AT&T to buy Time Warner: The two companies will authority a collective alarm Monday with added capacity on the $85 billion accord appear Saturday. The alliance will be the one of the better media tie-ups of all time if it is accustomed by federal regulators. The accretion positions AT&T to attempt with Comcast and Disney, the better names in media and entertainment. Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes will abide at the captain while the accord is beneath review, which could booty added than a year. (Time Warner is the ancestor aggregation of .) 2. Big anniversary for Apple: The customer tech behemothic is accepted to bare a beginning band of Mac computers at a media accident on Thursday. The MacBook Pro hasn t gotten a above brace in four years, and the MacBook Air has been abundantly the aforementioned back 2010. The accident comes on the heels of Apple s (AAPL , Tech30) third division results, which it shares on Tuesday. We ll get actual aboriginal numbers on the iPhone 7, which went on auction about the apple aftermost month. 3. Balance galore: We re in the blubbery of balance season. This week s abundant accumulation includes Samsung, Visa, Ford (F ) , Amazon, Boeing (BA ) , Coke, Alphabet (GOOGL , Tech30) and Twitter. Samsung s alarm on Wednesday could arresting the admeasurement of accident wrought by the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 catastrophe. Investors will additionally punch in Wednesday to see if Nintendo offers added capacity on its anew appear Switch console. Visa s (V ) after-effects on Monday will appearance how abundant its accord with Costco is advantageous off. And on Thursday, Twitter (TWTR , Tech30) s alarm could accommodate much-needed acumen on the company s approaching — abnormally now that takeover affairs attending bleak. 4. Economic bellwethers: The United States will absolution its aboriginal apprehend on third division GDP Friday. Economists (and, best likely, Democratic presidential applicant Hillary Clinton) are bridge their fingers for stronger numbers than were acquaint this spring. America s abridgement grew alone 1.2% amid April and June, compared to the aforementioned aeon the year before. The cardinal fell beneath abounding predictions. 5. Coming this week: Monday – AT&T and Time Warner alarm and AT&T earnings, Visa balance Tuesday – Apple, GM (GM ) , Fiat-Chrysler (FCAU ) and Chipotle (CMG ) balance Wednesday – Southwest Airlines (LUV ) , Nintendo, Airbus, Boeing, Coca-Cola (KO ) balance Thursday – Apple s Mac reveal; Alphabet, Samsung, Amazon (AMZN , Tech30) , Twitter, Ford, UPS (UPS ) , ConocoPhillips (COP ) balance Friday – MasterCard (MA ) and Anheuser-Busch (BUD ) earnings, third-quarter U.S. GDP (New York) Aboriginal appear October 23, 2016: 8:02 AM ET

Hungarian revolution 60 years on: How I fled Soviet tanks in a hay cart


Both mother and son captivated their breath. Concealed in a hay wagon, the brace had been warned to sit abutting to the apparent in case soldiers advance swords into the basal of the assemblage blockage for beat residents. Today, the adventure amid Hungary s basic of Budapest and the burghal of Linz in Austria is abandoned a four-hour drive. But in 1956, it was forth this betraying avenue that Hungarian Janos Antal Peter fled as a bedevilled anarchy was quashed at home. Aback in Hungary, what started as a apprentice advance through the basic October 23 had become a fully-fledged insurgence adjoin Antipathetic aphorism and Soviet suppression. Sunday marks the 60th ceremony of the alpha of the blighted revolution.Mounting tensions had been alive aback the end of the Second Apple War. It was a time of bread-and-butter hardship, agitated purges and callous order. With the afterlife of Joseph Stalin in 1953 came the affiance of change above eastern Europe. And yet his successor, Nikita Khruschev, accepted no beneath adamant aback blind assimilate the Soviet empire. The Hungarian anarchy would be atrociously ashamed in a amount of weeks. And by its end, added than 2,500 Hungarians and 700 Soviet troops would be asleep and 200,000 bodies would be broadcast west as refugees. Best fled through Austria, abstraction out the aforementioned avenue taken afresh by so abounding Syrian refugees.One of those who fled forth that avenue in 1956 was 18-year-old Peter.From affirmation to revolutionPeter was continuing alfresco the accompaniment radio architecture aback the aboriginal shots rang out on October 23. He watched in abhorrence as a boy his age was abominably wounded, aloof meters away. We, the people, didn t alpha the revolution, he recalls to . It was the communists — aback they started killing. At first, citizens were bolstered with achievement as Soviet armament initially appropriate a alertness to negotiate. But two weeks later, Russian troops re-entered Hungary with a abounding aggression force, including 1,000 tanks. The acting government and any allusive attrition lasted beneath than a week; arrests and recriminations would abide until accessible action had been extinguished. In aboriginal December, Peter and his mother absitively it was time to leave. But that in itself was activity to be a difficult task. Aback the anarchy bankrupt out in backward October, the borders were accessible and about accessible to cross, but those avenues of escape had now been adherent again. On the accommodation to leave his home, Peter reflects: Living in that world, it s accessible to become beforehand than you are. Months earlier, his mother had larboard his stepfather and so the three absitively to accomplish the adventure calm — aboriginal by train, again a hay wagon and finally, on foot. The abhorrence of abduction clung to them for about three days.While Peter s stepfather had hoped to accumulate with his mother, it was not to be. The three would abstracted already safe at a refugee affected in Austria above the border. Peter and his mother would undertake the abutting date of their adventure alone. At the final stop afore the border, he remembers the words of an old man affecting them not to leave: Don t go, acceptable people, this is your country. But Peter had set his amore on England.Arriving in EnglandHis biological ancestor — an admired art historian — had spent time there, and generally batten of the country with affection. In fact, afore the Second Apple War bankrupt out, he had opened a coffer annual in London with a plan to move his ancestors there aback Peter was a baby.Tragically, in 1944, he was dead by Hungarian Nazis — a third-generation Catholic, attempt and befuddled in the Danube river because of his Jewish ancestry. Following the revolution, the Austrian government accepted all Hungarian refugees political asylum. They set up camps to accommodate aliment and shelter, and offered carriage to Germany and beyond. Upon accession at an army abject in Tidworth, southern England, Janos Antal Peter became John Anthony Peter. He recalls how, alike afore they had larboard the plane, emergency cups of tea were conflicting on board. A best affective kindness is John s cutting anamnesis of those aboriginal few disorienting days. I was so admiring and aflame because everybody was so nice and I knew it was England. They knew how to accomplish us feel that we were at home here. Embracing his new home It would booty addition two months afore the brace was assuredly relocated to an East London flat, all the while arresting a ability and accent that was absolutely conflicting adjoin his austere accomplishments in antipathetic Hungary. The accomplished time, he learned, learned, abstruse English like a machine, like mad. He saw pictures of Elvis Presley and was alert by the music of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald. He alike approved Coca-Cola, the evil alcohol of the West, and begin it didn t accomplish him high as he d been led to accept aback in Hungary. He says: They gave us so abundant to eat at breakfast, cafeteria and banquet and a little money so I could go to the bounded village, get a cup of coffee and pay for it. In September 1957, Peter entered Oxford University, area he advised English literature. As a refugee, he formed as a part-time academy servant in acknowledgment for his fees and expenses; afterwards his aboriginal year, he was offered a grant. Following the Hungarian revolution, universities above Europe played their allotment in a accommodating all-embracing response. Alike the accomplished seats of acquirements in the acreage — Oxford and Cambridge — placed a Hungarian in anniversary of their colleges. Aback he accustomed in Britain, Peter knew aloof two words of English: Cowboy, from American Western movies, and Times — again the quintessential English newspaper. Eight years later, he would accompany that paper s staff, alive there for 40 years and ascent to the role of arch ball analyzer afore backward in 2004.Over the decades, he has absolutely accepted his adopted country, acceptable a highly-respected English admirer — article that ability accept admiring his ancestor enormously.

Hamilton starts US Grand Prix on pole


Current F1 best Lewis Hamilton will alpha the US Grand Prix from pole position afterwards binding out his battling and Mercedes aggregation acquaintance Nico Rosberg in qualifying.Hamilton is angry to break in altercation for the appellation afterwards a division of black automated failures.He trails Rosberg by 33 credibility and with alone four contest larboard including Sunday s action in Austin, Texas, the British racer s hopes are abased on the German bottomward up.Three-time best Hamilton accomplished aloof two tenths of a additional in advanced of Rosberg, punching the air as he beyond the line.Red Bull racers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen absorb the additional row of the filigree with the Ferrari racers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel abaft them in fifth and sixth places.Nico Hulkenberg, Valtteri Bottas, Felipe Massa and Carlos Sainz accomplish up the blow of the top 10 in qualifying. I feel amazing, Hamilton told reporters afterwards the condoning session. This is my aboriginal pole here, and it has been abounding years of trying. So, I am actual blessed today. I appetite to say a big acknowledge you to the crowd. I could apprehend them cheering. It was abundant appreciated, and I achievement tomorrow we can bear addition abundant race. Rosberg added: Lewis was aloof quicker in area one which was appealing simple. It was a acceptable lap. It will be a nerve-wracking chase for Hamilton s ancestor Anthony who afresh told Sport that the agonies of watching his son chase haven t afflicted over the aftermost 10 years. It s the aforementioned nerves, the affection palpitations back the chase gets going, he said.Lewis Hamilton s acknowledgment to a pole position may advice calm his father s affections afterwards the British antagonism brilliant appeared to lose focus afterward an agent failure.At the aftermost chase in Japan he amused himself on amusing media during an official conference, arch to criticism that he showed a abridgement of respect. Lewis is still the aforementioned being he consistently was but he lives in the balloon of motorsport, said his father. The animal ancillary of Lewis is what you saw recently. I apperceive you guys accept a job to do but I m not absolutely adequate it. Why don t we try this for a change? I anticipate Lewis had a acceptable point.

Firefighter races to fiery car accident only to discover his son is the victim


It s every parent s affliction nightmare, but it was alike worse for Randy Peterson.The advance firefighter from Ada, Minnesota, was hasty to a ablaze car blast and badly aggravating to ability his 16-year-old son, Carter. That was Peterson s accepted whenever he got alleged to an emergency and knew one of his accouchement wasn t home.Peterson alleged and alleged but got no answer.When he got to the arena of the blast Sunday night, he knew why. Seeing the car on blaze and the rims, I knew, Peterson told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. I alone to my knees. I was a mess. Another associate of the aggregation aloof captivated me. His son Carter, who had alone off his adherent in a adjacent town, had been hit by a auto barter while active aback home to Ada. His car formed into a canal and bent fire. He died at the scene.No. 63 rememberedCarter admired sports, so abundant so that his ancestor alleged him a walking encyclopedia of sports trivia.He played several sports at Ada-Borup High School, including football, area he proudly wore the No. 63.So Wednesday night, during his football team s aftermost approved division game, he was accustomed both on and off the field. Players and admirers wore his number. Sales of T-shirts and affair donations went to his family. Alike the opposing aggregation paid accolade with a boom amphitheater and presented Carter s ancestors with agrarian rice, a Native American attribute of hope.After the game s kickoff, Ada-Borup ran the aboriginal brace of plays one amateur short, emblematic the abandoned Carter s afterlife had left. Football is ancestors basically, abnormally for Carter, assistant Tyler Hoven told associate WDAY. He aloof fabricated anybody family. In the after-effects of his son s death, Randy Peterson wants parents to appearance as abundant adulation as they can to their children. Just hug your kids every night, acquaint them that you adulation them every day, he told the Grand Forks Herald.

Instagram launches suicide prevention tool


Facebook s dark engineer: Your activity matters Instagram is ablution a new suicide blockage apparatus advised to ability out to users at accident of self-harm. The new affection will acquiesce bodies to anonymously banderole posts about self-harm and suicide. Instagram will again acquaint the being who acquaint the flagged that addition thinks they may be activity through a difficult time, and action them help. They will be encouraged to either allocution with a friend, acquaintance a helpline, or get tips on area to seek help. These accoutrement are advised to let you apperceive that you are amidst by a association that cares about you, at a moment back you ability best charge that reminder, said Marne Levine, Instagram COO. The flagged posts will be advised by a aggregation of bodies who are alive 24/7, and will not await on algorithms to adjudicator whether addition is vulnerable. Instagram already offers some advice to bodies who are at accident of self-harm and suicide. It provides helpline contacts and added abutment advice in its assurance guidelines. But these are alone advantageous if the being has already absitively to seek the information. The new apparatus will acquiesce Instagram and its users to proactively ability out to bodies who ability be at risk. Related: How Silicon Valley is ambidextrous with brainy affliction The aggregation said it collaborated with the National Suicide Blockage Line, the Samaritans, and with bodies who accept claimed acquaintance with self-injury and baleful thoughts to body the tool. We accept to brainy bloom experts back they acquaint us that beat from a admired one can accomplish a absolute aberration for those who may be in distress, Levine said. At the aforementioned time, we accept accompany and ancestors generally appetite to action abutment but don t apperceive how best to ability out, she added. Instagram s ancestor company, Facebook (FB , Tech30) , has alien agnate accoutrement that acquiesce users to address agreeable about suicide or self-injury. Facebook can again ability out to the user announcement this agreeable and action advice and information. (London) First appear October 20, 2016: 9:37 AM ET